Zedd brought a memorable performance to the Billboard Hot 100 Festival even though it was his first time performing there and not only did the star producer young appear on the latest cover of Billboard Magazine but he was also recently honored with the MTV Video Music Award (VMA) for ‘Stay’, (his collaborative effort with Alessia Cara) as well as taking home the Moonman.
Before Zedd starts his upcoming ECHO Tour at the end of September he will stop in China to play ‘Ultra China’ in Shanghai and ‘Road To Ultra’ in Hong Kong and in this interview with Billboard Radio China, we learned how surprised Zedd is about his large fan base in China.
Below are the highlights of our Billboard Radio China’s interview with Zedd
A lot of artists said that they are willing to work with you because you are such a nice and open-minded person. What do you think about this comment?
I appreciated it honestly. When I first started with electronic music, a lot of people didn’t want to work with me because they thought I was just a DJ. But I am glad to hear that people are a little bit more open-minded. Especially to cross genres, I really like to work with artists from different genres.
Let’s talk about your global hit “Get Low” with Liam Payne. Can you tell us a bit more about this song?
Liam and I met in L.A. and he came to my house. We hanged out and played each other music. “Get Low” was one of the songs that we played. He really liked it and we decided to work on it together. Pretty soon after that, we got to the studio and recorded the vocal. I was finishing the production and then the song was done.
Are you ready for the Ultra China and Road to Ultra HK?
I am ready and I love China. I think China has changed a lot in the music scene. The first time I played, nobody knew me or my music. Last time I played, it was incredible. I have a crazy amount of fans that I didn’t even know I have fans in China. Whenever I come, there is a new thing and I am super excited to come back!
Interview by: DJ Benson
Text by: Connie Fong